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Jammu-Kashmir Panchayat polls: 75.3% voter turnout in the 7th phase

In the 7th phase of polling for Panchayat elections, 30.3% voters cast vote in Kashmir division while 84.8% in Jammu division.

 

Srinagar| 75.3% voter turnout was recorded for the 7th phase of polling for the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat elections that were held on Tuesday.

The voting began at 8 am at 2,714 polling stations – 576 in Kashmir division and 2,138 in Jammu division, they said. The officials said 892 polling stations have been categorized as “hypersensitive” in this phase, including 428 in Kashmir division and 464 in Jammu division. They said 5,575 candidates are in the fray for 341 sarpanch and 1,798 panch seats, while 85 sarpanch and 912 panch have been elected unopposed in this phase.


At the end of six phases of the panchayat polls, an overall voter turnout of 73.6percentt has been recorded in the state, with a poll percentage of 46.1percent in the Kashmir division and 82.8 percent in the Jammu division. According to the reports, 30.3% voters cast vote in Kashmir division while 84.8% in Jammu division.

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